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LEGO Worlds Adding Monsters DLC Pack this October

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Warner Bros. and Traveller’s Tales have announced the newest DLC for sandbox game LEGO Worlds. LEGO Worlds’ second DLC pack, The Monsters Pack, will add spooky themed content in time for Halloween. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for $3.99.

The Monsters Pack will add a new location – Monster Town. It’s always Halloween in Monster Town, with haunted houses, spooky vehicles, scary new creatures, and some new quests.

LEGO Worlds is also coming to Nintendo Switch on September 5. The physical disc version will include the Classic Space and Monsters DLC packs. The digital version will be cheaper but only include the base game, with DLC sold separately.

The Classic Space DLC was released earlier this summer. It included the Moon biome as well as new quests, characters, and vehicles from classic LEGO space playsets. Excitable retro astronaut Benny from The LEGO Movie is very pleased.

LEGO Worlds launched earlier this year after a two-year stint in Steam Early Access. It’s a Minecraft-like sandbox title using LEGO pieces and figures. Since launch LEGO Worlds has received two significant patches. The first added a Sandbox Mode with most building features unlocked. Patch 1.2 added the NEXO Knights and their related toys and playsets in LEGO Worlds.

LEGO Worlds has been rated E for Everyone with some minor Cartoon Violence. It’s available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam). The Monsters Pack arrives in October. LEGO Worlds comes to Nintendo Switch September 5.

 

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Celebrate Kirby’s 25th Anniversary with 25% Off Sale

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It’s been 25 years since the insatiable pink puffball called Kirby starred in his debut title, Kirby’s Dream Land on the Game Boy. Nintendo is celebrating Kirby’s 25th anniversary with a 25% off digital sale on Kirby titles for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The sale ends at 9am Pacific/12 pm Eastern on August 8.

Thanks to the Virtual Console you can play all the original Kirby games, including the monochrome Kirby’s Dream Land via Nintendo 3DS. The sale includes titles from the early 90s Game Boy era up to last year’s Kirby: Planet Robobot for Nintendo 3DS.

Here are the full list of games and their sale prices on the Kirby sale. All games are 25% off.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Kirby: Planet Robot $29.99
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe $14.99
  • 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure $5.24
  • Kirby’s Dream Land $2.99
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 2 $2.99

Wii U

  • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land $14.99
  • Kirby’s Adventure $3.74
  • Kirby Super Star $5.99
  • Kirby’s Dream Land $5.99
  • Kirby & The Amazing Mirror $5.24
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards $7.49
  • Kirby Squeak Squad $7.49

During this year’s E3, Nintendo unveiled a trailer for an upcoming, untitled Kirby game for the Nintendo Switch. It looks like a more traditional Kirby platformer than hand-held recent entries. No release date other than 2018 was given.

Despite it being Kirby’s 25th anniversary, it’s been a quiet year for the pink hero. Only two Kirby games have released, both stand-along spin-offs from mini-games found in Planet Robobot. A third spin-off Kirby game is yet untitled but supposed to release later this winter.

The Kirby 25th Anniversary Sale ends August 8.

 

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Upcoming Nintendo 2DS Bundle Comes with New Super Mario Bros. 2

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Nintendo has announced a new bundle that includes a white and red Nintendo 2DS. It comes with New Super Mario Bros. 2 pre-installed and will retail for $79.99. It should arrive in stores August 25.

“Nintendo 2DS is the ideal system for parents that want to introduce their kids to the creative world of Nintendo that they grew up with,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Its budget-friendly price and huge library of games will provide hours of entertainment for the whole family – whether after school, on the weekends or even while traveling.”

Earlier this year Nintendo announced the New Nintendo 2DS XL, and it launched last week. It’s functionally and aesthetically designed to look and play like the New Nintendo 3DS XL, with the obvious difference that the 3D feature has been eliminated. It’s being sold for a suggested price of $149.99. That’s $50 less than the New Nintendo 3DS XL, which still doesn’t come with a charging cord – and the New Nintendo 2DS XL does. The 2DS systems play all 3DS games.

Most of Nintendo’s gaming focus is on the Nintendo Switch, which launched earlier this year. But there are also several high-profile 3DS games slated for release this fall.

3dsBoth Hey Pikmin and Miitopia just launched along with the New Nintendo 2DS XL. Hey Pikmin is a side-scrolling spinoff of the Pikmin series. Miitopia stars you and your friends’ Miis in an RPG adventure.

Monster Hunter Stories looks like a mash-up of Pokémon and Monster Hunter. It’s coming September 8 with a demo on August 10.

Metroid: Samus Returns is a full remake of the 1991 Game Boy sequel Metroid II. It’s arriving September 15 along with some spiffy new amiibo figures.

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters is the third version of last year’s Yo-Kai Watch 2, with expanded features and more Yo-Kai. Grab it on September 29.

Nintendo has been coy with details regarding Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon but they will probably add new features and Pokémon to Sun and Moon. It hits stores on November 17.

The Nintendo 2DS Bundle with Mario arrives August 25. The New Nintendo 2DS XL is available now.

 

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Pyre Review: Remember the Nightwings

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Available On: PC, PlayStation 4

If you hear about RPGs and Sports games, you may recall the RPG-like campaign stories injected into otherwise traditional sports, such as The Journey mode in FIFA 17, or the new Longshot mode in upcoming Madden NFL 18.

Pyre, beloved indie studio Supergiant games’ third title, does the opposite. Sports-like gameplay is integral to escaping the intriguing fantasy world that you and your diverse band of outcasts are trapped within. The results are an innovative sports-as-combat battlefield that meshes well with Supergiants’ heavy focus on story-telling, art design, and music, though Pyre ultimately falls short of their previous efforts.
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